[arch-dev-public] libusbx as replacement for libusb

Tom Gundersen teg at jklm.no
Sun May 27 06:13:10 EDT 2012

On Sun, May 27, 2012 at 9:44 AM, Tobias Powalowski
<tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Am 25.05.2012 16:14, schrieb Tobias Powalowski:
>> Am 25.05.2012 15:21, schrieb Tom Gundersen:
>>> On Fri, May 25, 2012 at 2:56 PM, Tobias Powalowski
>>> <tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi got this feature request:
>>>> https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/29999
>>>> - fedora ditched the libusb usage in favour of the libusbx project.
>>> Seems Debian have done/will do the same.
>>>> http://www.libusbx.org
>>>> Shall we move to this too?
>>> I am not very familiar with the background story, but from what I can
>>> gather from libusb-devel[0], it seems that the fork was done for a
>>> good reason, has lots of support, and no counterarguments have (as far
>>> as I could find at least) been presented by the libusb maintainer.
>>> To sum up, the main complaints were: libusb was not begin released for
>>> more than two years (it has now finally been released, after the fork
>>> happened), and the maintainer was seen as hostile to new
>>> contributions.
>>> Assuming the impression I got is correct, I would be in favor of switching.
>>> Cheers,
>>> Tom
>>> [0]: <http://libusb.6.n5.nabble.com/libusb-is-dead-long-live-libusbx-td5651413.html>
>> replaces=('libusb1' 'libusb')
>> provides=('libusb')
>> would that be ok in PKGBUILD?
> Would it be ok for you if i bring this to testing repository?



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